2022 New Zealand Women's National League

The 2022 New Zealand Women's National League is the second season of the new National League since its restructuring in 2021. It will be the twentieth season of national women's football and for 2022, it will be a hybrid season. The competition will feature four teams from the Northern League representing the Northern Conference, Central Football and Capital Football representing the Central Conference and Canterbury United Pride and Southern United representing the Southern Conference.[1][2]

New Zealand National League
Season2022
Dates27 March 2022 – 11 December 2022
2021
2023
All statistics correct as of 24 March 2022.

Qualifying leagueEdit

2022 Northern LeagueEdit

After a shortened season in 2021, no teams were relegated and instead 2022 saw the league expand to eight teams with the inclusion of West Coast Rangers and Tauranga City.[3]

TeamsEdit

Team Location Home Ground 2021 season
Auckland United Mount Roskill, Auckland Keith Hay Park 6th
Eastern Suburbs Kohimarama, Auckland Madills Farm 1st
Ellerslie Ellerslie, Auckland Michaels Avenue Reserve 5th
Hamilton Wanderers Chartwell, Hamilton Porritt Stadium 4th
Northern Rovers Glenfield, Auckland McFetridge Park 3rd
Tauranga City Mount Maunganui, Tauranga Links Avenue 1st in WaiBOP W-League (promoted)
West Coast Rangers Whenuapai, Auckland Fred Taylor Park 1st in NRF Championship (promoted)
Western Springs Westmere, Auckland Seddon Fields 2nd

Northern League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Northern Rovers (Q, C) 18 15 3 0 46 12 +34 48 Winner of Northern League and qualification to National League Championship
2 Eastern Suburbs (Q) 18 11 2 5 60 32 +28 35 Qualification to National League Championship
3 Auckland United (Q) 18 11 1 6 48 30 +18 34
4 Western Springs (Q) 18 11 1 6 34 21 +13 34
5 Ellerslie 18 6 3 9 31 30 +1 21
6 West Coast Rangers 18 5 4 9 18 27 −9 19
7 Hamilton Wanderers 18 4 1 13 20 45 −25 13
8 Tauranga City 18 1 1 16 11 71 −60 4 Relegation to NRF Championship/WaiBOP W-League
Updated to match(es) played on 14 August 2022. Source: Northern Region Football
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Goals against; 5) Head to head; 6) Disciplinary record; 7) Coin toss[4]
(C) Champion; (Q) Qualified for the phase indicated
  • Western Springs drew 0–0 with Ellerslie on 15 July 2022, but Western Springs fielded an ineligible player. Result overturned to a 3–0 win for Ellerslie.[5]


Northern League results tableEdit

Home \ Away AU ES EL HW NR TC WC WS AU ES EL HW NR TC WC WS
Auckland United 3–0 2–2 2–0 2–4 8–1 3–1 0–1 3–0 20 Aug '22 4 Sep '22 2–1
Eastern Suburbs 3–2 4–0 5–0 1–6 11–1 4–1 3–0 6–1 2–3 28 Aug '22
Ellerslie 1–4 0–3 2–0 0–2 6–0 0–2 0–4 28 Aug '22 2–3 6–0 21 Aug '22
Hamilton Wanderers 1–4 2–2 0–2 1–2 4–0 3–2 2–3 4 Sep '22 2–1 2–4
Northern Rovers 2–1 3–2 1–0 3–0 5–0 1–0 0–0 2–2 4–0 0–0 2–1
Tauranga City 1–3 3–7 0–3 3–2 0–3 0–0 1–2 1–2 21 Aug '22 4 Sep '22
West Coast Rangers 2–5 0–1 1–1 0–1 0–3 1–0 1–0 2–2 28 Aug '22 2–0 1–2
Western Springs 3–1 3–1 0–3[a] 3–0 26 Aug '22 4–0 1–2 21 Aug '22 4 Sep '22 2–0
Updated to match(es) played on 14 August 2022. Source: Northern Region Football
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
Notes:
  1. ^ Western Springs drew 0–0 with Ellerslie on 15 July 2022, but Western Springs fielded an ineligible player. Result overturned to a 3–0 win for Ellerslie.[5]

Northern League scoringEdit

As of 12 June 2022
Northern League top scorersEdit
Rank Player Club Goals[6]
1 Tessa Leong Auckland United 7
Juliette Lucas Eastern Suburbs
3 Michaela Foster Northern Rovers 6
Jade Parris Eastern Suburbs
5 Ruby Nathan Auckland United 5
Tayla O'Brien Eastern Suburbs
7 Helen Arjomandi Hamilton Wanderers 4
Danielle Canham Northern Rovers
Sofia Garcia Western Springs
Kathryn Gow Ellerslie
Rina Hirano Western Springs
Deven Jackson Eastern Suburbs
Rebekah van Dort Eastern Suburbs
Abi Witney-Collins Tauranga City
Northern League hat-tricksEdit
Round Player For Against Home/Away Result Date
1[7] Hollie Leona Ellerslie Tauranga City Home 6–0 27 March 2022
6[8] Jade Parris[a] Eastern Suburbs Tauranga City Home 11–1 1 May 2022
Juliette Lucas
7[9] Rina Hirano Western Springs Ellerslie Away 0–4 8 May 2022
9[10] Prue Catton Auckland United Tauranga City Home 8–1 22 May 2022
  1. ^ Player scored 4 goals
Own goalsEdit
Round Player Club Against
4[11] Rebekah van Dort Eastern Suburbs Auckland United
7[12] Karly Knight West Coast Rangers Auckland United
9[10] Bailey Payne Tauranga City Auckland United
10[13] Caitlin Byrne Hamilton Wanderers Auckland United

Qualified teamsEdit

Location of clubs in Auckland Region for the 2022 National League season
Association Team Position in Regional League App (last) Previous best (last)
Northern League (4 berths) Northern Rovers 1st 1st Debut
Auckland United TBD 1st Debut
Eastern Suburbs TBD 1st Debut
Western Springs TBD 1st Debut
Central League (2 berths) Central Football N/A 20th (2021) 2nd (2004)
Capital Football N/A 20th (2021) 1st (2010)
Southern League (2 berths) Canterbury United Pride N/A 20th (2021) 1st (2020)
Southern United N/A 20th (2021) 1st (2021)

Championship phaseEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Auckland United 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Winner of New Zealand Women's National League
2 Canterbury United Pride 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Capital Football 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Central Football 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Eastern Suburbs 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Northern Rovers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Southern United 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Western Springs 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on October 2022. Source: New Zealand Football
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head to head; 3) Head to Head goal difference; 4) Goal difference; 5) Goals for[14]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "New National League system". New Zealand Football. Retrieved 3 April 2021.
  2. ^ "National League football returns from tomorrow night". New Zealand Football. Retrieved 24 March 2022.
  3. ^ "Tauranga City and West Coast Rangers set for expanded NRFL Women's Premier League in 2022". Northern Football Federation. Retrieved 24 March 2022.
  4. ^ "National League Regulations 2021: Article 28 - NL Format". New Zealand Football. Retrieved 9 May 2021.
  5. ^ a b "Western Springs v Ellerslie". northernregionfootball.org.nz. Retrieved 7 August 2022.
  6. ^ "Lotto NRFL 2022". NRFL. Retrieved 27 March 2022.
  7. ^ "Ellerslie v Tauranga City". Northern Region Football. Retrieved 27 March 2022.
  8. ^ "Eastern Suburbs v Tauranga City". Northern Region Football. Retrieved 2 May 2022.
  9. ^ "Ellerslie v Western Springs". Northern Region Football. Retrieved 10 May 2022.
  10. ^ a b "Auckland United v Tauranga City". Northern Region Football. Retrieved 22 May 2022.
  11. ^ "Auckland United v Eastern Suburbs". Northern Region Football. 26 March 2022.
  12. ^ "Auckland United v West Coast Rangers". Northern Region Football. 8 May 2022.
  13. ^ "Hamilton Wanderers v Auckland United". Northern Region Football. 29 May 2022.
  14. ^ Cite error: The named reference regulations was invoked but never defined (see the help page).

External linksEdit